Need to work on your core strength? Help is on the way! Come join Karina in CFSBK’s weekly Pilates class. The Pilates Method can be great “accessory work” for a CrossFitter, not only because it improves flexibility and strengthens the abdominal and back muscles, but mainly because it can help you figure out how to use these muscles properly. We’ll go over neutral pelvis, engaging the transversus abdominis (say WHAT?), stabilizing the rib cage, and finding good shoulder girdle positioning. If any of this sounds intriguing to you, come drop in on! Prerequisites: NONE
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Days & Times
Sundays at 12pm
Coming from a background of competitive cross country skiing, Karina saw the benefits of a regular Pilates practice immediately and signed up for teacher training after her first session. She believes Pilates allows us to regain the freedom of movement we enjoyed as children, and that transforming fitness into a form of play is essential to creating a life-long practice. Her classes are vigorous and full of laughter with an emphasis on proper grounding and alignment.
Karina has trained everyone from Division I linebackers to those barely able to walk into the studio. She completed her Balanced Body certification at Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy studying under Cari Riis Stemmler, Tiza Wynn Riley, and Roger Gonzalez Hibner. She has completed continuing education in Hands on Cueing Techniques, Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates, Low Back Pain and many other topics. She has experience working with a wide range of spinal conditions as well as many other injuries and limitations.